Mailer, Norman - Prose & Criticism
The Deer Park
Paperback ISBN: 0812986156
In the Southern California resort town of Desert D'Or, a town controlled for profit by the motion-picture industry, sexual incontinence, avarice, and general corruption taint the lives, relationships, and characters of a select group of men and women. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
An American Dream
Paperback ISBN: 081298613x
In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner’s Song. As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go. Praise for An American Dream “Perhaps the only serious New York novel since The Great Gatsby.
The Castle in the Forest
Paperback ISBN: 0812978498
A mysterious SS man offers an insightful glimpse of the life and career of Adolf Hitler, revealing a unique perspective on his family, his childhood and adolescence, and the evolution of the man who became the personification of evil, in a panoramic novel that explores the essence of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Time of Our Time
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0375500979
Coincident with the fiftieth anniversary of his first book, The Naked and the Dead, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers chronicles his career and his times through interrelated passages taken from his works. 35,000 first printing.
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Hardcover ISBN: 1400066239
"Mailer wrote almost 50,000 letters over the course of his life, keeping a copy of almost every one of them. He corresponded with presidents and politicians, artists and athletes, writers and editors, students, antagonists, fans, friends, his children, his loves, including his beloved sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer. Here are the letters of a precocious sixteen-year-old arriving from Brooklyn at Harvard. Here are the letters depicting the horrors of the war in the Pacific from a soldier's point of view.Here are the letters describing a young writer's struggle with his first novel, a manuscript that would become The Naked and the Dead. And here are the many, many letters of a man who spent sixty years in the spotlight. Read together, they form an autobiographical portrait of Norman Mailer"--
Paperback ISBN: 0812986067
Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer’s reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. Praise for Ancient Evenings “Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt.